Support for depression and anxiety at the LGF

Publish Date: 17/11/2011

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and the Manchester Primary Care Mental Health Service have joined forces to offer a new specialist service for the LGBT community.

The service is aimed at those experiencing common mental health problems (depression, anxiety, stress) who also identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning or trans to access support in a safe and non-judgemental environment in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village.

Poor mental health can be debilitating and we know that significantly more LGB and T people will experience mental health problems than the wider population, often due to issues such as homophobia and discrimination.

The key to supporting people in the community to manage their mental health is to offer an accessible service where there is no fear of being ‘outed’ or judged.

Those accessing the LGBT mental health clinic will be offered between 6 and 8 one-to-one sessions in which you will be introduced to some useful self help materials and given the opportunity to develop coping techniques and a better understanding of how to look after your mental health.

The service is delivered by a highly experienced mental health worker in a community-based setting which can help those who are experiencing barriers to accessing mainstream services. The service is available to those aged 16 and over who are registered with a Manchester GP.

If you have any questions, or if you would like an application form, please contact Lucy Rolfe, Wellbeing Co-ordinator on 0845 3 30 30 30 or email lucy.rolfe@lgf.org.uk

Download the application form here